I have been watching Jamie Oliver and reading a whole lot of food blogs over the past year, all in an effort to really feed my family well. I have decided to cut out fried foods. After you lose an entire evening to onion rings, you are more than willing to do such things.
Doughnuts are a favorite of my daughter's. She begs to get one every time we go to the grocery store.I decided this has to stop. I don't want her to have the same bad habits I do! So I looked into baking doughnuts instead.
A quick Google search has 101 Cookbooks' recipe at the top. She alway has such great stuff that I deiced this was a good place to start.
The husband melted and the kids begged for more. I am going to call them a success and highly recommend them. The next time I make them, I am going to replace half the flour with White Whole Wheat Flour to see if I can make them just a touch more healthy.
A few tips:
- The recipe calls for a pinch or two of nutmeg. Be generous - it really gives the dough a nice flavor.
- To save on fat and calories, I only used 4 T of butter to top the doughy little circles. I dipped the tops in the butter then dropped them in the cinnamon and sugar to coat. I still have a bit of butter left using this method. It was really all the toping they needed.
- Speaking of butter, I topped them with salted instead of unsalted butter. It boosted the flavor and sweetness.
- She isn't kidding about the holes disappearing.
- Save all the extra dough. The doughnut holes were just as good as the doughnuts. They bake for the same amount of time as the doughnuts.